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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By quirkylayne
Zip line! 1 or more hammocks a slide built...

Zip line!
1 or more hammocks
a slide built into the hill
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By quirkylayne
Thank you for asking this question. My ds has...

Thank you for asking this question. My ds has qualified for the gifted program at his school and my dd did not have an adequate score after the first qualification step. I'm thinking about it quite...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By quirkylayne
I do apologize for offending you. To be honest,...

I do apologize for offending you. To be honest, I don't frequent health forums on the internet because if I have a health problem I go to my doctor. I can appreciate that we have different...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,208
Posted By quirkylayne
My dd is in kinder and does tumbling one night a...

My dd is in kinder and does tumbling one night a week. She could do more but I haven't let her yet. My 2nd grader does a "club" at school but more than that is too stressful for him, he needs...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By quirkylayne
Get a formal evaluation. Until then you won't...

Get a formal evaluation. Until then you won't have an answer.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By quirkylayne
I would take her for a professional evaluation...

I would take her for a professional evaluation if you feel these things are an issue. I assume you do since you are posting here. I would agree that the combination of what you have posted is out of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By quirkylayne
In the US you would also receive a letter and...

In the US you would also receive a letter and there should be an indication to set up a time for a meeting to discuss the IEP. Yes it does indicate that something is going on but not necessarily to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 15,137
Posted By quirkylayne
Big score today. My ds uses a "bouncy" exercise...

Big score today. My ds uses a "bouncy" exercise ball chair sometimes at school and I've been wanting one for home. But they are priced $80-100 so that was a no go. Went to goodwill today to look for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By quirkylayne
Glad to hear it went well!

Glad to hear it went well!
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By quirkylayne
Taking him to the ultrasound sounds like a great...

Taking him to the ultrasound sounds like a great idea. I would also read books with him, get him a baby doll to check out and help take care of if he wants.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By quirkylayne
Yes, its normal. Yes, it can go beyond cute. I...

Yes, its normal. Yes, it can go beyond cute. I would mention it to the teacher. You can keep it light - dd mentioned some kids discussing the kissing game in class, you probably already know but I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-31-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By quirkylayne
I agree, he needs and OT evaluation and probably...

I agree, he needs and OT evaluation and probably some therapy, they will help you set up what is called a sensory diet for him, etc. School district is a good way to go. Check with your insurance...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By quirkylayne
Maybe its too many choice for him? I would make...

Maybe its too many choice for him? I would make a choice that you think he will like that fits your schedule and your budget and do it. I would try something with a shorter time frame, maybe 6...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By quirkylayne
What you are feeling is normal. Really normal...

What you are feeling is normal. Really normal and also okay. This is a really hard transition for all of you. My children are similarly spaced and truth be told there were many days in that first...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By quirkylayne
I am also a SAHM and my kids will spend most of...

I am also a SAHM and my kids will spend most of their summer unstructured. Maybe a camp or two but more waking up late, reading, going to the pool, spending time in nature. My ds thrives with "down...
Forum: Learning at School   03-26-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,480
Posted By quirkylayne
Eye exams are routinly given in school and don't...

Eye exams are routinly given in school and don't require consent. Your kid isn't going to get a TB test with out consent, it requires an injection.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By quirkylayne
What would you tell your daughter if she was in...

What would you tell your daughter if she was in your situation?
 
My guess is that you don't really want "him". You want a man that will be in a loving relationship with you. That means someone...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By quirkylayne
It could be developmental. All kids go through...

It could be developmental. All kids go through phases like this again and again. Pushing boundaries, checking to see how parents and caregivers will react, etc.
 
Or it could be that some need he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By quirkylayne
He might need more neb treatments if his lungs...

He might need more neb treatments if his lungs haven't healed completely. I would suggest checking out the nutrition forum and doing some bone broths, lots of leafy green veggies, epsom baths, lots...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By quirkylayne
I agree to try both. My favorite easy way for...

I agree to try both. My favorite easy way for mag is an epsom salt soak.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-18-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By quirkylayne
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie is good....

Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie is good. It is about lying but that particular book deals with stealing too. I would also suggest contacting the teacher. This is a really common and normal...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By quirkylayne
Might try posting in in the schooling forum.

Might try posting in in the schooling forum.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By quirkylayne
I don't have a problem with my 7 year old...

I don't have a problem with my 7 year old hugging friends of either gender.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By quirkylayne
I love the little house books but some have...

I love the little house books but some have quite a bit of violence. Farmer boy includes a story of students beating a teacher to death and the next teacher uses a whip to teach those same boys a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-22-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By quirkylayne
We are in the middle of The Penderwicks and no...

We are in the middle of The Penderwicks and no violence yet.
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